“Downed Satellites” Anachronism as Cover Story for Crashed UFOs

By Larry Lemke One of the criticisms of the SOM1-01 document is a purported anachronism namely, the mention on page 8 of the possible use of “downed satellites” as a deceptive cover explanation for preserving the security of a UFO recovery site.  The purported anachronism arises from the fact that on the date of original publication—April, 1954–there were no artificial satellites, downed or otherwise.  I remember noting this anachronism myself when I first saw a copy of the SOM1-01 document mailed to me by Hal Puthoff (in 1994 or 1995, as I recall). It wasn’t until a couple of days ago…

SOM1-01 Overview & Authentication

Authenticating the Special Operations Manual By Dr. Robert M. Wood Introduction and Background “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” These words by Arthur C. Clark reflect what I believe: there is no magic. There are secrets, but they are the secrets of science and technology. During my professional career, I had been hungering for the opportunity to really probe into the technology of UFOs, and so when I retired in 1993, I was ready for the Special Operations Manual challenge. Slide 2. During my career with McDonnell Douglas, I led a little project…

Why Psywar Theory Is Not Credible

Fundamentally the basic discriminates for determining the likelihood of official government psywar and propaganda effort around SOM1-01 fail. Ask yourself these questions: Are the risks low and the trade-offs worthwhile? No. If the documents are to be believed, they would engender extraordinary espionage against an extraordinary target like Area 51 or inside the CIA or NSA a counterintelligence nightmare. The documents are rich in provocative detail. If they are not to be believed, how could they be worth the intensive investment allegedly made to fake them?  Is there an established relationship between the purported target(s) and the psywar fakers? Scarcely, unless we think someone…

What Does a Real Psychological Operations Officer Say?

What Does a Real Psychological Operations Officer Say About The Majestic Documents? Dr. Michael Aquino (Colonel, U.S. Army – Ret.), who spent his entire 24-year career both creating and managing enemy deception in psychological operations and propaganda, had this to say after studying SOM 1-01 and the Majestic documents: “I don’t see the MJ-12 documents as comprising an effective psyop campaign of any sort. What would be the purpose? If MJ-12 existed and the docs were supposed to be believable, they would just draw more attention to the Majestic program that the government wanted under wraps. If the docs’ occasional…

Is Psychological Warfare Logical?

Psychological Warfare & The Majestic Documents: Little Evidence of Deception By Ryan S. Wood The possibility, however remote, needs to be considered that the professional hands of psychological warfare and propaganda experts are or were involved with the Majestic documents and the Special Operations Manual. Be it modern day covert planning and leaking or old psychological warfare documents that have leaked out of the garage into mailboxes and via personal meetings; this paper seeks to examine these theories and other relevant probabilities along with expert testimony as they relate to psychological warfare and propaganda operations. Let’s begin with a couple of modern definitions…

Why The Critics Are Wrong About SOM1-01

Why the critics are wrong about SOM1-01  By Dr. Bob and Ryan Wood Recoveries of crashed UFOs permitted us Earthlings to begin the process of “reverse engineering” to figure out how the UFO craft might work. This process may have been started by the Germans in the 1930s, but in the U.S. it surely began with the 1941 Cape Girardeau recovery, followed soon after by the crashes associated with the “Battle of Los Angeles” in February 1942, one of which permitted Navy Intelligence to start getting answers via reverse engineering. The crash recovery process became so extensive that a…

Summary Skeptic Objections to Authenticity

The Special Operations Manual SOM 1-01 was mailed from LaCrosse Wisconsin to Don Berliner, an author and UFO researcher, in 1994 in the form of undeveloped 35 mm film. Upon development, it turned out to be a manual entitled “Extraterrestrial Entities and Technologies – Recovery and Disposal” dated April 1994. Clearly the purpose was to provide instruction to recovery units about the background of this program and how to handle the parts, while deceiving the public that nothing important had crashed. Immediately skeptics came forward and offered numerous claims of fakery, ranging from ad hominem attacks to the typical position…